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PBS NewsHour   NULL
7:00 pm 
Joanna Lumley's Nile   Joanna reaches Khartoum, capital of Sudan, and the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile. She sees whirling dervishes and receives a a traditional beauty treatment called a dukhan. While on a detour in Ethiopia's Simien Mountains, she encounters an unusual group of Olympic hopefuls. Part 3 of 4G
8:00 pm 
History Detectives   The investigators seek to learn the details behind the heroic acts pictured in a poster about two African-American soldiers in World War I; to determine if a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge was used by George Washington during the American Revolution; and if a Washington man's father was tied to Prohibition-era underworld crime.G
9:00 pm 
Frontline  "The Choice 2012"  More than 100 in-depth interviews with friends, family, authors and journalists contribute to this biography of the presidential candidates of America's two major parties - Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Producer and former Idahoan Michael Kirk and his award-winning team take a fresh look at these men, attempting to reach the core within each of them to create a rich view of them personally and professionally.G
11:00 pm 
Charlie Rose   NULL
6:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1900's"  This 10-part series begins with the decade that kicked off the 20th century. Two inventions during those years helped define the next 100 years - the airplane and the radio, setting the planet on a course to become a global village. Other featured inventions include the disposable razor, the air conditioner and the vacuum cleaner. Part 1 of 10G
7:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Surgical Slimmers"  In spite of the risks, people are lining up to solve their weight problems in the operating room. And if the latest device - an implantable stomach "pacer" - works out, millions more will be taking the surgical way out. D
7:30 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Cars That Think"  The fully automatic car may be down the road a ways, but cars that do your thinking for you are just around the corner - they watch out for hazards, they listen to you, they read your lips, they even know when you're distracted. D
8:00 pm 
Arts & The Mind  "The Art of Connection"  This episode depicts the positive effects of the arts for children in hospitals, veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, building community in Appalachia and warding off dementia. D
9:00 pm 
NOVA  "Trapped In An Elevator"  More than 325 million people travel vertically by elevator daily in the United States. NOVA reveals the secret life of these machines and investigates personal stories of passengers who have been caught inside when the machinery fails. The program looks at the world's fastest elevator, maintenance in Manhattan skyscrapers, the Otis Test Tower and new computer controls.G
10:00 pm 
Inventions That Shook The World  "The 1900's"  This 10-part series begins with the decade that kicked off the 20th century. Two inventions during those years helped define the next 100 years - the airplane and the radio, setting the planet on a course to become a global village. Other featured inventions include the disposable razor, the air conditioner and the vacuum cleaner. Part 1 of 10G
11:00 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Surgical Slimmers"  In spite of the risks, people are lining up to solve their weight problems in the operating room. And if the latest device - an implantable stomach "pacer" - works out, millions more will be taking the surgical way out. D
11:30 pm 
Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers  "Cars That Think"  The fully automatic car may be down the road a ways, but cars that do your thinking for you are just around the corner - they watch out for hazards, they listen to you, they read your lips, they even know when you're distracted. D
6:00 pm 
Winemakers  "Food and Wine Pairing Challenge"  Understanding wine's relationship to food is essential if you want to become a good wine maker. The contestants work in three teams of two and are given a challenging three course menu, a budget of only $150 dollars and an hour to find the right wines to pair with the meal. Their guests are wine buyers for some of the country's largest restaurants and retail chains, the executive wine editor for Food & Wine Magazine and top sommeliers who grill them on their choices. D
6:30 pm 
Clodagh's Irish Food Trails  "County Clare"  NULL
7:00 pm 
The Woodwright's Shop  "Mind Over Miter"  This butt joint of distinction joins everything from picture frames to crown moldings. Learn all the angles and see how to carefully cut corners as we master the miter box for fitting frames and fine furniture. D
7:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Galicia and the Camino De Santiago"  Rick follows a centuries-old pilgrim trail, from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in Spain's northwest corner. He stops in Pamplona for the running of the bulls and dives into the unique Celtic culture of Galicia where Riverdance meets flamenco.G
8:00 pm 
Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions  "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"  Philadelphia is one of America's oldest and most interesting cities and the birthplace of our nation. Find out how it was founded as a Quaker colony and why it's the guardian of The Liberty Bell. Learn why Philadelphia is considered the city of brotherly love, tour the largest collection of outdoor murals and visit a Masonic Temple. D
8:30 pm 
Essential Pepin  "Veg-In!"  Ragout Of Asparagus; Zucchini And Tomato Gratin; Cauliflower Gratin; Artichoke Hearts Helen; Corn Tempura. D
9:00 pm 
America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated  "Chocolate Torte"  Host Christopher Kimball visits the Hotel Sacher Vienna to taste Sacher torte, and test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows him how to make foolproof Chocolate Torte at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of baking chocolate. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best nut choppers. D
9:30 pm 
Burt Wolf: What We Eat  "Simple Pleasures: Mediterranean Foods in the Americas"  Burt looks at the history of the foods of the Mediterranean and how they have affected people in Europe and the Americas.G
10:00 pm 
Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence  "Flavor Fiesta"  It's a party when Joanne and her student Cheryl get together. Joanne adds a sweet crisp twist to classic guacamole, shows how to improve a store bought stock to elevate tortilla soup, and then the party really begins with muddled cherry margaritas Recipes: Sweet Pea Guacamole, Tortilla Soup with Pork Meatballs, Tortillas and Cheddar, and Fresh Cherry Margaritas. Student: Cheryl Kovelchik, Entertainment Marketing. D
10:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Galicia and the Camino De Santiago"  Rick follows a centuries-old pilgrim trail, from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in Spain's northwest corner. He stops in Pamplona for the running of the bulls and dives into the unique Celtic culture of Galicia where Riverdance meets flamenco.G
11:00 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Human Population Dynamics"  The human population of our planet now exceeds 6.5 billion and is rising. Much of this growth is projected for the most environmentally fragile regions of the world. Will studying the history of the world's population growth help predict the Earth's "carrying capacity"?. D
11:30 pm 
Habitable Planet, The  "Risk, Exposure, and Health"  We all require food, air, and water to survive - which are contaminated to some extent by man-made pollutants. Two studies, one in a rural western mining town and another in a dense urban population, reveal how these exposures impact health, and what can be done to reduce the risks.G
6:00 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Horse Packers & Wagon Masters"  Idahoans who bond with horses and mules to follow dusty trails view Idaho's scenery at leisure and share its past. One man sets a distance record for packing with horse and mule as he rides for charity. Teamsters explore part of the Oregon Trail with wagons and mules, and trail riders head into the Selkirk Mountains.G
6:30 pm 
Dialogue  "Alexandra Fuller: Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference"  Marcia Franklin interviews the author who now lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but who grew up in Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe. Her newest book is about her mother's early years in Kenya and Rhodesia. The interview is the first of four 2012 "Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference."G
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PBS NewsHour   NULL
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8:30 pm 
Journal   NULL
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Charlie Rose   NULL
10:00 pm 
Aspen Institute Presents  "Us Economy: Solutions to Crisis"  Speakers: Mitch Landrieu, Antonio Villaraigosa, Annise Parker, Mitch Daniels, Arianna Huffington, Mort Zuckerman, David Rubenstein, Eduardo Padron, Howard Schultz, Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Larry Summers. D
11:00 pm 
Nature  "Kilauea: Mountain of Fire"  The mountain on Hawaii's Big Island is the world's most active volcano. The eruption that began in 1983 is ongoing, offering filmmaker Paul Atkins the chance to capture the cataclysmic meeting of 2000-degree lava and 75-degree ocean water.G

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